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the 78ers


Queer viewers have paid emotional tribute to Australia’s pioneering Mardi Gras protesters “the ’78ers,” depicted in the ABC’s TV movie Riot on Sunday night. The movie follows some of the key figures, including Lance Gowland and Marg McMann, who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights activist group CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and …

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Brace yourself for one hell of a birthday bash when Australia’s most spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride paints the town rainbow this March. A sea of glitter is set to shower Oxford St for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 3 March, as Australia’s biggest pride party raises a glass of bubbly …

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The organisers of this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras have been criticised by the original activists, the 78ers, for not “appreciating the pain and damage” suffered by the group. This year is the 40th anniversary of the protest rally on June 24, 1978 that was marred by police violence and arrests but would be looked back …

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